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Marijuana legalization passes in Colorado, Washington: NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Voters in Washington and Colorado passed ballot initiatives Tuesday to legalize marijuana for recreational use, the biggest victory ever for the legalization movement.
Same-Sex Marriage Wins on the Ballot for the First Time in American History: (Atlantic) — Last night’s election marks the first time in American history that a measure to legalize gay marriage has been passed by a popular vote. Prior to the election, the states (and District of Columbia) where same-sex marriage was legal had been made so by the actions of lawmakers and courts; voters, in all 32 times that measures to enable same-sex marriage had been offered on a state ballot, had voted them down.
Pro-Abortion President Barack Obama Defeats Mitt Romney: (LifeNews) — In a disappointing night for pro-life advocates, pro-abortion President Barack Obama defeated pro-life candidate Mitt Romney in the race for president. The results make it increasingly difficult that Americans will be able to end legalized abortion any time soon, be able to end taxpayer funding to the Planned Parenthood abortion business, or approve new pro-life legislation in Congress.